Should I Fight a Speeding Ticket in New Jersey?

Speeding is a common offense in New Jersey. If you received a speeding ticket, you may be exploring your options. Read on to learn more about speeding tickets and their consequences.

New Jersey’s Point System

If you are pulled over speeding, you may receive points on your license. If you accumulate a certain number of points, your license may be revoked, temporarily or even permanently. The number of points you receive will depend on how fast you were driving. In New Jersey, the point system is as follows:

  • Speeding 1-14 miles per hour over the speed limit is a 2-point violation
  • Speeding 15-30 miles per hour over the speed limit is a 4-point violation
  • Speeding more than 30 miles per hour over the speed limit is a 5-point violation and may also result in a reckless driving ticket

Speeding Ticket Fines

Speeding tickets can be extremely expensive. In addition to paying a fine, your insurance premiums may increase, meaning you will be paying for the speeding ticket for years to come. Like points on your license, speeding tickets fines are also dependent upon how fast you were driving:

  • Speeding by 1-9 mph: $85
  • Speeding 10-14 mph: $95
  • Speeding by 15-19 mph: $105
  • Speeding by 20-24 mph: $200
  • Speeding by 25-29 mph: $220
  • Speeding by 30-34 mph: $240
  • Speeding by 35-39 mph: $260

Should I Fight a Speeding Ticket?

Many people feel that simply paying their speeding ticket is the best option. This is true in some cases, but not in others. The truth is, every situation is different. So, whether or not you should fight a speeding ticket depends on a number of various factors. That being said, an experienced attorney can work to reduce the fines and points on your license. Before paying your ticket, reach out to a traffic violations attorney to discuss your options. Without an attorney on your side, you run the risk of facing the full consequences of the speeding ticket. If your license gets suspended, it may affect your job and various other facets of your life.

If you have received a speeding ticket in New Jersey, it may be beneficial to speak with an experienced traffic violations attorney. Reach out to our firm so speak with a skilled and dedicated attorney.

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